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. >>> tonight on "nightline" -- leaky secret. it's the biggest leak in u.s. military history. 92,000 classified reports on the war in afghanistan. posted on the internet for all to see. we sit down with wikileak's founder to find out why he thinks it's a public service to public what was once top secret. >>> the bottom line -- with the market for diapers worth $7 billion, it's no surprise that diaper companies have swaddling bottoms down to a science. tonight, we visit the closely guarded lab -- yes, diaper lab -- where scientists, engineers and seamstresses work to create the perfect nappy. >>> and stepping up -- he's a star in limbo. the gray area between tween heartthrob and full-on sex symbol. tonight, we go on the town with zac efron as he attempts to go through hollywood's sometimes treacherous waters. >>> good evening, i'm terry mor moron. it's the biggest leak in u.s. military history. 92,000 classified documents published on the website wikileaks. it paints a picture of a war gone wrong in afghanistan. details corruption in the afghan government and pakistani support for
i have confidence that u.s. taxpayer money is not being used to line the pockets of corrupt afghan government officials and drug lords and terrorists. can you respond to the allegation that people with political connections are getting off? >> that's not true. we prosecuted a number of high ranking officials in the afghanistan government. that process will continue. every official is now required to declare their assets. there is a lot of misinformation. there is a report about the cash coming out of the kabul airport. the fact is that out of the $19.6 million that the united states is given to afghanistan in the past two years, only $1 billion, which is 5% of the u.s. money, has been given to the afghan government. yes, there is waste and corruption, but a lot of it has nothing to do with the afghan government. it is the contracting system. >> what is worrisome to congress, to americans, is that it's not, oh, there's corruption in the government because governments do have their corruption parts. it's that the president is corrupt. that he, you know, was corrupt from the election
of mexico. >>> all right. this fourth of july holiday weekend, a surprise for u.s. troops in iraq. a visit from vice president joe biden and his wife jill. the couple's visit comes as american troops are scheduled to draw down in iraq late next month. here's more from baghdad. >> reporter: it was especially surprising that vice president biden was accompanied by his wife, jill biden. the two will be spending the fourth of july with the troops attending a number of events. vice president biden will be meeting with senior iraqi government officials as well as the political leadership here. iraq has been in a state of political chaos, deadlocked since the march inconclusive elections, unable to form a new government. this is causing some concern as the political vacuum created could be manipulate bid insurgents trying to regain their foothold. mrs. biden will be meeting with the troops as well as civilian embassy officials and she's going to be conducting a roundtable with iraqi women who teach english. there is also a delegation of u.s. senators made up of mccain, lieberman and graham. they
several u.s. lawmakers suggesting bp was involved in, get, this securing the release of a man who blew up a passenger jet over lockerbie; in fact bp officials did tell the british government they were concerned how long it was taking to release the so-called lockerbie bomber. that's according to a bp spokesman. you may remember last year when scotland released a convicted terrorist on compassion grounds after a doctor said he only had a short time to live. well, is he still very much alive. doctors treating him in libya say he could survive for many years you may remember he killed nearly 200 americans in 1988. today a bp spokesman said company officials spoke with the government because as the spokesman put it,. spokesman claims bp was not involved in the release. senators from new york and new jersey are apparently not satisfied with that explanation. the british government turned down their request to investigate al megrahi's release. one of the senators, the democrat frank lautenberg from new jersey wrote in a letter to the committee: as you may know, after they pushed for the release
one more job will be lost to the oil spill and u.s. government officials say it is the position of ceo of bp. a post held by tony hayward since 2007 until apparently very soon. since the oil started gushing back in april, bp has tried to weather its own storm surrounding is it. and ceo tony hayward as the public face of the company has only made waves. he stated that the size of the spill is tiny compared to the size of the gulf of mexico. while the crisis roiled, he attended a yacht race and then these memorable words. >> i'd like my life back. >> well, now it looks like he has it. reportedly, bp's board has been negotiating his departure and he may resign as early as tomorrow. one day before the board is set to announce a huge second quarter loss. bp is saying mr. hayward remains the chief executive officer and has the full confidence of our board and senior management. calling the reports just rumors and speculation. on the front lines today, boats that had to leave ahead of the storm are back. to continue preparing to kill the well and skim the oil. the view from above to the coast
for sealing that well. >>> desperate search. two u.s. troops now missing in afghanistan. new details of how they were ambushed at a busy marketplace. >>> an open book. the place 500 million people are now revealing the instant secrets of their lives. >>> good evening. all eyes were on the gulf early today and whether a tropical storm would make the disastrous oil spill even worse, but we begin with the weather tonight a thousand miles to the north and east. torrential rain soaking portions of the midwest stranding residents, flooding highways and causing a dam to fail. in the east, deadly triple-digit heat and tropical humidity making this one of the worst days in the summer of record-breaking temperatures. we have two reports on the extreme weather. we start off with abc's eric horng who is outside of chicago in westchester, illinois. >> reporter: good evening, sharyn. the water here came up quickly while many were asleep. and today many streets here in westchester look just like this one. the water here has started to recede but for many, not soon enough. it was a nonstop 12-hour deluge,
been firing heat-seeking surface-to-air-missiles at nato and u.s. heblgt hechts. we hear the civilian death toll is of higher than reported by military troops in the field. there's a shadowy covert operation going on to kill taliban leaders. a shoot to kill by a group call ed task force 37 3. and that the pakistan's isi has been helping the taliban kill u.s. troops and others, larry. >> larry: is all this new to you, nick? >> you know, a lot of this we've heard before. one analyst put it this way to me. he said, this is old bad news at a new bad time. what he means is we've heard a lot of this before, but it comes at a very, very difficult moment. some of these allegations, the allegations of pakistani intelligence services, aiding the taliban, we've heard details about that before. we've heard details, speculation that the civilian death toll is much higher than has been initially reported. but it's the timing that it comes at, when there are so many questions about the war in afghanistan, and it is in the granular detail in all these documents that people are only now just beginning
and just met with general petraeus and other members in the area of kabul. this is very odd for two u.s. service members to go missing and in fact for them to just leave their base in kabul in a separate vehicle without other vehicles following them. many of us trying to figure out answers to these questions that baffled many within the material as well as journalists and as well as the civilian community. >> two soldiers left their base and went missing, and now government officials telling us one is dead and the other is being held by the taliban. atia, a lot of people might be wondering about the other five? there was a separate incident where five were killed. you also spoke about a taliban spokesperson calling you. that might sound strange to some people here in the u.s., but i want you to address the fact that the taliban, that the u.s. fighting there and does have a heck of a pr infrastructure there, and if can you address that for the viewers, and do we note condition of the second soldier now being held? >> reporter: well, when we talk about the condition of the second soldier,
, the top secret america -- a new "washington post" investigative series reveals a u.s. national security operation in potential disarray. the papers lead reporter on the story is here. >>> and her identity as a cia operative was leaked sparking an international uproar. valerie plame wilson is weighing in on the hidden culture of spies in the u.s., russia, and iran. we want to welcome our viewers around the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> just a week ago, few people had heard of shirley sherrod. but the former usda official was thrust into the headlines overnight when conservative web publisher andrew brightbart put out a misleading clip that falsely implied sherrod discriminated against a white farmer. sherrod was forced to resign from the government post. but the video of the entire speech revealed. her words were taken entirely out of context. and her remarks were about overcoming prejudice and discrimination. the agriculture secretary tom vilsack apologized to sherrod and offered her a new job and she spoke by phone with presid
. this will not stand. >> all six officers indicted today have now officially surrendered to federal authorities. the u.s. attorney in new orleans considers them all to be flight risks and is pushing to have them all detained i.e. jailed before their trial. this is huge news for new orleans. this is huge news for the nation still not yet come to terms with the aftermath of what really happened after hurricane pecial katrina. we will keep you posted as this story develops. hi, ellen! hi, ellen! hi, ellen! hi, ellen! we're going on a field trip to china! wow. [ chuckles ] when i was a kid, we -- we would just go to the -- the farm. [ cow moos ] [ laughter ] no, seriously, where are you guys going? ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! [ female announcer ] the new classroom. see it. live it. share it. on the human network. cisco. >>> if there were an award for the hardest job in u.s. government richard holbrooke would be in the running just about every time. he right now is t
surrendered to federal authorities. the u.s. attorney in new orleans considers them all to be flight risks and is pushing to have them all detained i.e. jailed before their trial. this is huge news for new orleans. this is huge news for the nation still not yet come to terms with the aftermath of what really happened after hurricane katrina. we will keep you posted as this story develops. well, look who's here. it's ellen. hey, mayor white. how you doing? great. come on in. would you like to see our new police department? yeah, all right. this way. and here it is. completely networked. so, anything happening, suz? she's all good. oh, my gosh. is that my car? [ whirring ] [ female announcer ] the new community. see it. live it. share it. on the human network. cisco. >>> if there were an award for the hardest job in u.s. government richard holbrooke would be in the running just about every time. he right now is the country's special representative for afghanistan and pakistan. he is the subject of the interview tonight. that's coming up. stay with us. it can happen anytime. an everyday momen
guard. including a coast guardsman who xanded the first u.s. vessel to arrive in haiti after the earthquake, helping pave the way for one of the most complex humanitarian effort ever attempted, commander durham. this is the spirit of which adams spoke so long ago. you are the men and women who toil to defend these states. you are patriots. and you have earned your place among the greatest of generations. yet on this day we know that america's journey is not sustained by those in uniform alone. it must be the calling and cause of every american. so let us ensure that our troops always have the support that they need to succeed in the missions we ask of them, and that includes public support here at home. let us forge a national commitment to support our extraordinary military families, not just now, during war, but at have stage of your lives and thank -- thanks to michelle and joe biden for challenging us to do that. let us resolve as citizens to carry on the improbable experience that began more than 00 years ago. not simply declaring our principles but living them here at h
of a vacuum after this country's inconclusive march elections. the u.s. would like to see a government seated before that drawdown completes itself by the end of august. the u.s., of course, as we remember, drawing down to 50,000 troops. that is not a critical factor. i have been hearing repeatedly from the u.s. military, from senior administration officials, that unless something catastrophic takes place, that drawdown will stay on course. what we are seeing in iraq these days aside from the political bickering that is taking place is that drawdown happening in the complete and total intensity. it is overwhelming when you look at it. we are talking about the u.s. moving millions of pieces of equipment, hundreds of bases shutting down across the country. all of this very critical, being closely watched by rocky officials. there are wide sfrspread concer amongst the population. >> what we are seeing on dr. biden, she is not just there to shake hands and stand by her husband's side. she has a schedule of her own while she is there? >> that's right, she does. we are hearing that she is also goin
identities and hidden cash. >> in the dirt. tonight, a shootout close to u.s. soil leaves more than 20 people dead. but the major arrest in the murder of two americans. and trouble at the space station. as a cargo ship headed in for docking spins out of control. >> new evidence tonight of the violent length to which gangs may go in the growing drug war on the mexican border. i'm jon scott in for shep. an accused mexican gangland enforcer reportedly now admits ordering an attack that killed a pregnant u.s. consulate worker and he's explaining why. mexican federal police today announced they have arrested the suspected enforcer, jesus castillo, a.k.a. the camel. investigators say the camel leads a band of hitmen with ties to the juarez drug cartel and they say he claims he ordered the afact on the consulate worker because she helped get rivals visas to the u.s. a u.s. government source tells the associated press an investigation found no evidence of that visa claim. you'll remember gunmen opened fire on the worker's car as she drove within view of the texas border in march. leslie enriq
. the enemy in afghanistan is broadly understood to the be the taliban. they were roaded by the u.s. and the northern alliance at the beginning of the war, only to return in force. from afar the taliban are simply the bad guys. but how they affect afghan society, how to fight them, and who should fight them are subjects worth looking at from close up. which is one thing we try to do on our recent trip into the war zone. we're here at check point 710, which is between kandahar city. and we're here with a third lieutenant part of the afghan civil order police, which is partnered with u.s. forces here to run this check point. lieutenant, thank you very much for your time. >> sure. >> why did you join? >> translator: i joined to serve my country. >> was the training very good? >> translator: it's been good training. the first time he came here. good training. >> are you from southern afghanistan or somewhere else in the country? >> do you think it's good to have police from kabul, from the rest of the country? rather than local police here? >> translator: yeah, he thinks that the police
. in afghanistan, the new u.s. commander, general david petraeus is on the ground and getting right to work. in iraq, a fourth of july weekend surprise for u.s. troops. vice president joe biden and his wife are in baghdad in an unannounced visit. we'll have a live report in just about a minute from now. >>> but first t latest on the gulf oil disaster. bad news for south florida. a few government report warns that there is a good chance that bp's spilled oil will reach south florida within 20 miles of the beaches there in the florida keys, miami and ft. lauderdale in the next few months. and one more loss to report in the gulf. tourism dollars. cnn's reynolds wolf is in gulf shores, alabama. there are a have you stragglers on the beach. but hardly anyone would want to get into the water. how is this hurting this coastal community? >> reporter: a lot of people, one of the first things they want to do is head out in that water which is usually a beautiful aquamarine. but unfortunately, they can't do that. let's be honest about this, the situation could be like this, virtually empty. but instea
relations gaffes. a senior u.s. official tells the associated press, hayward's removal is a done deal, making him the first top bp official to lose his job since the spill. but he's not leaving empty handed. salary payments and a huge pension make for a golden pair shoot. matt gutman is in the gulf tonight. matt? >> reporter: bill, tony hayward was the public face of bp's second disaster. it's public relations failure. and while he took great pains to apologize for the oil spill, it's the other things he say that may have been his undoing. he may after all get his life back. it's widely expected the embattled ceo will be forced out by the company's board when it meets tomorrow. his replacement? bob dudley, the mississippian who smoothed tensions. at first, hayward emerged as earnest, but prone to gachs. >> i think the environmental impact of this disaster has been very, very modest. >> reporter: but there was one that seems to seal his fate. >> no one wants this thing over more than i do. audio i'd like my life back. >> you need to be charged with a crime! >> reporter: after testifyin
. osenior u.s. official tells the associated press, hayward's removal is a done deal, making him the first top bp official to lose his job since the spill. but he's not leaving empty handed. pension make fs and a huge t.nsion make for a golden is inute. matt gutman is in the gulf tonight. tonigh matt? ma >> reporter: bill, tony hayward bp's he public face of bp's publicdisaster, its public elations failure. whilehile he took great pains to apologize for the oil spill, it's the other it's the other things he said that may have been his undoing. get infamously, that he wanted his life back. ely e-- he may get it. it's widely expected the embattled ceo will be forced out by the by the company's board when it meets tomorrow. rrow.eplacement? bob dudley, the mississippian ho soothed tensions where thed tensions. to stoke them. at first, hayward, an engineer gachs.ining, emerged as earnest, but prone to gaffes. >> i think the environmental impact of this disaster has been asry, very modest. ry reporter: but there was one o sealeems to seal his fate. >> no one wants this thing over more than i do
general david petraeus assuming command of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan. he's stepping into a place general stanley mcchrystal, you may recall, resigned following the controversial comments he made to "rolling stone" magazine and the general takes over what may be a critical time for the war. both behind the scenes and, on the front lines. connor powell streaming live from afghanistan with the latest. general david petraeus takes over this morning, any big changes expected immediately? >> well, eric, general petraeus now is about 150,000 u.s. and international troops here as part of the nato isaf effort here in afghanistan and he reiterated today what he said the past few days. there will be no major changes to the strategy and he backs the strategy general stanley mcchrystal put in place and, the general was part of designing the strategy, so, it is not surprising that he is not going to change it but he reiterated today, simply saying the leadership may change from time-to-time here, the strategy will stay the same, but, perhaps the greater challenge in addition to implementing th
that they will use powerful nuclear deterrents to respond to joint u.s./south korean military exercises tomorrow. u.s. says the exercises are in response to the deadly sinking of a south korean ship blamed on the north. so after 1 1/2 years in office, president obama is still popular with african-americans but a new cnn opinion research poll suggests that he's much less popular with white voters. cnn deputy political director pi paul steinhauser has been crunching the numbers. >> reporter: let's start with president barack obama. more than nine out of ten say they approve of how mr. obama is handling his duties in the white house but 57% among hispanics and 37% among whites. according to the poll, six in ten say they think race relations will always be a problem. the number of whites is up five points from last year to 47%. what about the year and a half old tea party movement. about a quarter of you believe they are prejudice against minorities with another 35% saying at least some are prejudice. our polls all suggest those numbers clean when asked only of black respondents. >>> concerns about racis
under way between the u.s. and south korea. rising tensions on the korean peninsula tonight. >> plus,. >> then i realized what happens in vegas will be webcast, will be tweeted by 2,000 of you but i'm grateful to the chance to talk to you. >> what is happening in vegas? the politics in november with hundred days to the election. >> and a death-defying escape for a fighter pilot, went that a ball of flames and his survival story and amazing video and pictures straight ahead. >> but we begin with breaking news now. we are keeping a close eye on a situation in iowa. sweax are underway right now after a dam failed that is being called catastrophic. 300 foot section of the dam opened up sending a cascade of water downstream. at least half of the 700 residents of home were evacuated. flooding is also expected in the neighboring communities. officials don't know if the entire dam will give way but all residents in low-lying areas have been ordered to leave their homes immediately. the dam sits on the mccrocada river and we'll keep you posted of developments. >> day 96 the national disaster
before the race. >> not even close. >>> on the broadcast tonight, the slowdown. news tonight about the u.s. economy, jobs, housing, stocks and what many hoped would be a rebound. >>> the spies who lived quiet lives in america were working for russians. tonight, a stunning admission. >>> the struggle in the gulf. stormy weather slows the cleanup but doesn't stop people making a difference for friends and neighbors. >>> and the secret. how do some people make it to 100? how do some people make it to 100? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. i'm ann curry in for brian williams. new signs tonight the economy is slowing down. from a jump in unemployment benefits to a record low number of home sales to slowdowns in manufacturing, construction and auto sales, it's all pointing to an economy that looks less healthy than it did a few weeks ago. and that was reflected in the stock market today. the dow closed down another 41 points standin
hearts and minds here in pakistan as possible, to close the deficit that exist, and bolster pakistani u.s. relations. there is never going to be any progress or success across the border without the help of pakistan, without pakistan doing more against extremist on this soil. for the u.s., getting pakistan to do more has not always been easy, because anti-sentiments are widespread here and there is a huge deficit between them, and that's why she is here to chip away at the anti-american sentiment. how she plans on doing it is by handing out billions of dollars of u.s. aid approved by the u.s. congress. second clinton is scheduled to unveil a number of programs that are designed to specifically address pakistan's biggest needs. they are an energy shortage, and water shortage, and the economy. t. j., the complaint you often here in pakistan is them saying the u.s. says they want to help, but we don't see the results or the details. tomorrow, secretary of state clinton is scheduled to retail some of the details, like improving on the power grid. and the goal is to get pakistan to do more aga
produces goods at a fraction of the price that we can here in the u.s. in part because of the way it values its currency. peter moricci is an economist and professor. you say that we either get china to play fair or we're headed for a depression. >> absolutely. if china doesn't play fair, there's just not a demand for what americans make. businesses need customers and capital. the customer side, there's just not enough demand for what americans make because we spend so much in china. it undervalues its currency by 40% or 50%. either we're going to grow very slowly or we'll tank. but we're not going to recover quickly enough to get unemployment below 9%. >> for another take, let's turn to richard quest host of cnn quest means business. last year the trade imbalance was $227 billion. that sounds like a gap we need to close, but china produceses goods a lot more cheaply which means folks like me and everyone else in america get to pay less for things. so what's wrong with that? >> jessica, it's very simple. the day you are prepared to pay more for the t-shirt on your back and the shoes on your
shown by an employee at the u.s. department of agriculture. the evidence was a video clip of shirley sherrod speaking at an naacp event this march. at that event she recounts this story. >> the first time i was faced with having a white farmer needing to save his farm, he took a long time talk iing but was trying to show he was superior to me, i knew what he was doing. what he didn't know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me was i was trying to decide how much help i was going to give him. i was dealing with the fact that so many black people have lost their farm land and here i was faced with a white person needing to save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> damning evidence, right? a usda official, a government official admitting on tape to racial discrimination, to withholding government assistance to white farmers, specifically because they're white. stop the presses! within hours of that clip being posted online and billed as evidence of a racist within the obama administration fox news, understanding their
, that if you ask about the state of the u.s. public finances 15 years anow, under current policy it looks pretty grim. so something will have to be done. the question is what about now? and if we skimp on supporting the economy now, first of all, we deepen these problems. we make higher unemployment, we reduce the long-run prospects. secondly, we do amazingly little to improve our long-run budget position. i'll give you a number. suppose we talk about a trillion dollars, more or less, of spending in the next year or two. trillion dollars, the u.s. government can currently borrow, if it issues inflation indexed bonds, it can currently borrow at an interest rate of about 1.7%. so a trillion dollars of spending is going to add to future interest costs only $17 billion a year, with a $2.5 trillion federal revenue base. it's not going to make a significant difference. but it could make all the difference in the world to the state of the economy in the near term. so the arithmetic says that yes -- well, the arithmetic is basically saying oh lord, make me chaste and continent but not yet. yes, l
the death tax. >> marco rubio idea number six. "fundamentally reform the u.s. tax code." he says, "the u.s. should have a tax system that is simpler," or as the spokesman says -- >> we simplify the tax code by reducing the number of tax rates from the current five rates to four. >> before carrying on -- beyond carrying on the bush economic and tax agenda that worked out so awesome, other marco rubio ideas, "track very closely with what house republicans have proposed this year." things like ending taxes on dividends and capital gains and reforming the alternative minimum tax. taxes is what republicans want to run on. the problem is, they also want to run on against the deficit. >> the american people are saying to us, you're spending too much, you're running up too many debts, and we expect you to do something about it. >> i see no shame in wanting to lower the debt off the backs of our kids. i think that's a good conversation to have with america right now. >> republicans want to be the anti-deficit and anti-debt party right now, but they also want to run on george bush's tax policies. an
else, the largest leak of wartime documents in this country since the vietnam war. more than 90,000 u.s. government documents obtained and posted by the website wikileaks over the weekend. the last time there was a leak of this volume, it precipitated a full-on war between the "new york times" and the nixon white house. it was, of course, the leaking of the pentagon papers during the vietnam war by u.s. military analyst named daniel elsburg back in 1971. the pentagon papers was a touch stone that helped turn the public against vietnam war. the 90,000 plus documents posted by kwikileaks are different than the pentagon papers in that they're snap shots of the war over the last six years, as opposed a top-down study initiated in washington. the wikileaks documents are raw intelligence, threat analysis as seen through the eyes of the soldier fighting the war. as opposed an analytical view of the war from policymakers. in that sense wikileaks is no pentagon papers, but there is a glaring pair lil lel between the two that can't be ignored. these wikileaks documents have been notable in that t
. that is >> good morning everyone, it's sunday, july 25th, two u.s. service members are missing in afghanistan at this hour. we'll have a live report straight ahead with the latest breaking details for you. >> and bp getting back to work trying to plug the oil spill after tropical weather fizzled out and tony hayward might have one foot out the door. >> and a dam fails after heavy water, gushing down to the down below. our slogan this hour comes from chas in maryland, fox is the best and we all know why, we have aly, clayton and eric who doesn't need a tie. it's "fox & friends". >> did you message, did you mail chas? >> for the record. >> that's eric bolling, ladies and gentlemen, let's give him a round of applause, dave briggs is off at a wedding and i'm clayton morris and alisyn camerota. we have a lot of news. >> new information regarding the whereabouts of two missing u.s. navy service members in afghanistan and connor powell joins us live from kandahar, what is the latest, connor? >> well, good morning, the u.s. military says they have launched an extensive air and ground search for the t
up. >> eric: we begin with a new development off the korean peninsula, that involves u.s. and a threat of nuclear retaliation from now. good morning, everyone i'm eric sean and this is america's news headquarters. >> jamie: great to have you with us, a busy morning, i'm jamie colby, the u.s. and south korea are moving ahead en the largest joint war games in years. despite a warning of retaliation, from pyongyang, the drills are in response to accusations that north korea sank a south korean warship back in march killing 46 sailors. >> eric: the u.s. and one of our strongest allies, south korea, bringing a -- military might including 20 ships and submarines and 200 aircraft, north korea vowing to, quote, physically block the ships, saying it could escalate into a nuclear war and, are they for real? ambassador john bolton, former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and a fox contributor, joins us now. and, ambassador, good morning, is this more meaningless bluster from north korea, or could there be military retaliation. >> i take these threats more seriously than the normal north
a widespread doping program on the lance armstrong team sponsored by the the u.s. postal service. when was the first time you were handed something? >> lance armstrong handed me some testosterone patches. it's just a little patch you put on your skin. it's not like -- a blood transfusion is a bit more dramatic. it's a large needle, and it's blood. but a patch deliverers testosterone, transdermal patch, not a big thing. >> reporter: did you see lance armstrong receiving transfusions? >> yes. >> reporter: more than once? >> yes. >> reporter: he says armstrong transfused his own blood, a banned practice that gives endurance athletes an advantage by increasing the red blood cell count and therefore their endurance. a banned substance called ebo provides a similar effect. did you see him using other drugs? >> at times, yes. >> reporter: like what? well, there's not a whole lot, like i said, that helps. well, there's epo you can use, and small amounts during the tour de france, if you need to monitor certain parameters that are tested for. that change because of the blood trans fusions. >> r
biden in iraq. a show of support for u.s. troops this holiday weekend, but is there another mission at hand? we're live in baghdad. >> plus, feeling the heat. the head of the republican national committee under increasing pressure from within his own party to step down. all over his recent comments about the war in afghanistan. >> so what is next for michael steele? can he survive another scandal? >> new developments on day 75 of the national skavt in the gulf. tonight, growing fears the oil spill is now moving farther east. so, we'll show you where it's headed now and is there any hope of it slowing down. >>> first off, joe biden in iraq for independence day weekend. unannounced visit to baghdad perhaps a duel mission. the vp and his wife are celebrating 4th of july with troops. but it's also a sign that they are stepping up support for the emergency democracy. the newly elected parliament is expected to meet for the second time since the march 7th vote but even so some analysts political gridlock could be set. tens of thousands of troops are set to leave in august. partial withdra
become u.s. citizens on a military base that used to be saddam hussein's hunting lodge. >> against all enemies, foreign and dhesic. >> we're in the middle of this marble palace, making a lie of everything he stood for. i find it delicious that that's happening. >> reporter: joe biden is here at a critical time. the u.s. forces drawing down, but becoming more diverse. iraq is much safer, hundreds of soldiers were able to go on a run, but in ramadi, a female suicide bomber attacks. another in mosul. while the vice president and his wife spent time with the troops. >> having worried so much about your son, how does it feel to be here yourself for the first time in iraq? >> well, i'm glad he's actually not here. i think it would more difficult. i just feel for all the families. i know what it's like and how much worry it is. >> part of the problem for most of the military back home is that it's only 1% of the country fighting this war. 99% appreciates what they do, but they don't know. they don't know. this brings awareness to the fact these guys are making one hell of a sacrifice. >> repo
in the u.s. is it global warming? >>> and, want to win? a sharp shooter takes on a carnival game at the state fair. >>> good evening. arizona's immigration law is on hold. the protests are not. emboldened by a judge's rebuke of that law yesterday, hundreds of opponents of the crackdown took to the streets today. but the state's unyielding governor stood by the law and filed an appeal. barbara pinto is in phoenix tonight. she's been there all day, in the middle of the stormy showdown. >> reporter: protestors descended on phoenix, despite a judge's ruling to delay enforcement of most of the state's new crackdown on illegal immigrants. demonstrations started at dawn, hundreds of protesters, dozens of arrests, tempering flaring. tensions are running high outside this jail, where protesters have gathered and it's turned into a standoff, police trying to push their way out of the building. demonstrations were loud, disruptive, but mostly peaceful. >> joe arpaio has picked the easy targets, the day laborers. let's go after the real criminals and stop wasting our money. >> reporter: this
parts of the southeastern u.s. should be baking today. triple digit heat indexes are quite likely? ro reynolds wolf has your saturday forecast. what is it, hot, hotter and hotter? >> it is crazy in parts of the southeast. i mean, it's going to be one of those things where you walk across the pavement and your feet will melt. parts of south georgia will have temperatures going up to 115 degrees. that's what it's going to feel like with the high humidity and the high heat, it will be unbearable. we're talking about possibly having extreme heat across ten states in the southeast. so point taken and absolutely serious about this. you don't have to go outside today, by all means, don't. if you are going outside, early morning or during the evening hours. midday, especially by the mid to late afternoon hours, that's the heat is going to bear down. it's going to be difficult. as we look at the national perspective, you see the temperatures. that heat is going to spread not just from parts of the southeast but across portions of the central plansz, dallas, houston, new orleans. out in towards
owns "u.s. news & world report" and recently wrote the hope that fired up the election of barack obama has flickered out, leaving a national mood of despair and disappointment. the fundamental problem is starkly simple. jobs and the deepening fear among the public that the american dream is vanishing before their eyes. i was joined earlier from new york by mort zuckerman and steve forbes, chairman and ceo of forbes, incorporated. gentlemen, thank you both very much. i can't think of two better people to talk about the business climate right now. so let me just start by quoting ben bernanke, the chairman of the fed, as you well know, who called the state of the economy unusually uncertain. so i'd like to ask the two of you to give me your description of where you think the economy is right now. mr. zuckerman? >> well, i'm more or less on the pessimistic side of things. my view is that you have consumer spending, which is either flat or going down, housing, which is falling off the edge of the cliff, employment, which is still continuing to be a serious problem, and i could give you a wh
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